As of Fall 2016, Watkins requires all film students enrolled in FLM 112.01, Tech I, and all production classes taken subsequent to Tech I, to provide their own laptop computers. (see recommendations below)
Starting in Fall 2017, a 15″ MacBook Pro (NOT a Macbook or Macbook Air) with at least 8 GB of RAM and more no more than 2 years old at the time of entering Watkins will be a REQUIREMENT for all majors. We strongly recommend a padded laptop case and an extended warranty (AppleCare.) Educational discounts are available through Apple. Please contact Information Technology and Equipment Services with any questions.
Film students may need to purchase some of their software, such as Avid, Pro Tools or Adobe Creative Cloud. Autodesk products and Microsoft Office can be downloaded by the students (at no cost to the students) from Autodesk and Microsoft. Enrolled Watkins students will have access to unlimited Lynda.com training services at http://lynda.watkins.edu